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Tag: Microsoft

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  • Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Quick Overview

    What is Microsoft AIS? Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 : A hosted service provided by Microsoft Users install an agent on machines which reports back over the internet Microsoft’s servers store the inventory data and provide software recognition Users can compare inventory...

  • License Management Trends

    Whilst at IAITAM I had the opportunity for a brief chat with Eliot Arlo Colon, President at Miro Consulting, Inc. With over 400 clients on retainers assisting clients with license management and 10 years negotiating/re-negotiating Oracle and Microsoft contracts, Miro knows a thing...

  • The Software Compliance Calendar

    Generally speaking, you can expect proactive software asset management initiatives from software vendors at the start of their financial year and more heavy-handed compliance enforcement towards the end. For example, Microsoft released the SAM Optimization model in July last year...

  • Have software licences and anti-piracy gone too far?

    An interesting article by Martin Brampton; The Brampton Factor: Licensed to bill  Software piracy may well be a very bad thing. But does it justify inflicting misery on legitimate software buyers, asks Martin Brampton. There is a lot of talk about the awfulness of software piracy...